Rene Kreisel

Rene K.

Saint Louis, MO

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Rene delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
1992

I have a master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California; and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I have taught ESOL for more than twenty-five years, including five years at Jianxgi Normal University in Nanchang, China; four years as adjunct instructor at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis Community College, and fourteen years at the International Institute of St. Louis.

I have taught students from more than 70 different countries, many different languages, and all levels, from beginners to post-doctoral university students. Course that I have taught include reading, composition, grammar, speaking and listening, American culture, American idioms and slang, and accent reduction. I am available to teach any of these skills, but I especially love to teach accent reduction. Over the years, I have learned a number of techniques to help non-native speakers communicate more clearly!

(Note: I am also available to tutor native English speakers in English composition and literature.

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Experience

Substitute Teacher
Feb 2018 - Present
Kelly Educational Staffing

Substitute teach for several different public school districts in the St. Louis area, in grade K-12.

Training Coordinator/ESOL Instructor
May 2003 - Feb 2018
International Institute of St. Louis

Coordinated employment training programs for refugee/immigrant clients. Taught job-specific ESOL to students in Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training program.

Adjunct ESOL Instructor
Aug 1999 - May 2003
St. Louis Community College

Taught ESOL reading/writing and grammar classes.

Adjunct ESOL Instructor
Aug 1999 - May 2003
Washington University in St. Louis

Taught all aspects of ESOL: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, pronunciation, and American idioms and slang.

English Instructor
Aug 1992 - Jun 1997
Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China

Taught courses in English listening, speaking, writing, and American culture.

Education

Master of Arts - TESOL
Jul 1995 - Jul 1997
Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts - English
Aug 1980 - May 1984
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Mandarin
Limited Proficiency

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